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Filed Under:Australia / Sydney
Posts on Regator:297
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Archived Since:August 30, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Sokyo at The Star sushi omakase, Pyrmont

Omakase. In Japanese it means "I leave it to you". It's also one of the best ways to spend your night at Sokyo with sushi chef Takashi Sano. Forget about the menu. Just park yourself at the sushi counter and let the Sano show begin. Sushi...Show More Summary

Abbotsford Convent Slow Food Farmers Market and Beatrix, North Melbourne

There was one place in Melbourne that stole my heart. Beatrix in North Melbourne. Welcome to the final post on our three-day Melbourne adventure. And yep, I saved the best for last. I know we managed to eat a massive amount of food on our mini-break. Show More Summary

Two Sticks at The Quay, Haymarket Chinatown

Deep fried chicken wings $3.80 If you're going to deep fry any part of a chicken, surely the mid wing is the best cut. Sure there's a little bit of effort involved but isn't that half the fun? The skin crisps up on the edges like a treat,...Show More Summary

400 Gradi, Helados Jauja, The Town Mouse, Burch & Purchese, LuxBite and Tivoli Road Bakery - Melbourne

Where is the world's best pizza? It's at 400 Gradi, a title earned by owner Johnny Di Francesco after he won the Campionata Mondiale Della Pizza world pizza championships in Parma, Italy in April this year.  Di Franceso beat 600 competitors...Show More Summary

Bistro Papillon, Sydney

It's easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of new restaurant openings in Sydney, but there's reward in hunting out those that don't still smell of fresh paint; restaurants that have had time to settle and get into their groove. Bistro Papillon might feels like it's been on Clarence Street forever, but in fact it only opened in 2010. Show More Summary

Mama's Buoi, Surry Hills

Bao Hoang doesn't care if you call him a Mama's boy. He's so proud of his mother's affections, he named his restaurant after it. The buoi isn't just a fancy way to write "boy" either. In Vietnamese, it's the word for pomelo, a type of...Show More Summary

The Dip at GOODGOD, Sydney

There's no denying it. Sydney is currently riding the wave of an American food obsession. Pulled pork. Hot dogs. Nachos. Sydneysiders have taken up snacking with the hunger of a growing teenager. The Dip, hidden within the bowels of the GOODGOD nightclub, has all your cheese-laden carbohydate cravings covered. Show More Summary

Iiza, Newtown

The popular Iiza Japanese izakaya (or tavern) on buzzing King Street is always filled with people, but not many patrons realise there's a private dining area upstairs available for groups. Function menus range in price from $35-$50 per person with a minimum of ten people. Show More Summary

Mecca Espresso, Ultimo

Mecca Espresso Ultimo had only been trading for four months when it was announced as winner of  Best Cafe in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Cafe Guide. Since then, business has been brisk at this corner cafe, far removed from its previous incarnation as a struggling Gloria Jeans outlet. Show More Summary

Lot 10, Jalan Alor and 1m roti tisu, Kuala Lumpur

Waffles with blueberry compote, toffeed hazelnuts and cream I'm not a morning person at the best of times, but it's amazing how the promise of fresh waffles can get you out of bed with a smile. Our one-week trip to Malaysia was fast drawing to an end, and we farewelled Melaka with a final breakfast at The Majestic. Show More Summary

Yok Yor Thai Food Factory, Haymarket Chinatown Sydney

Chefs wearing hard hats in the kitchen? It's hard not to be bemused by a team of chefs wearing bright yellow helmets and overalls at Yok Yor Thai Food Factory. It was Suze who spotted the opening of this new restaurant on Campbell Street first, opposite Chilli Cha Cha near the corner of Castlereagh Street. Show More Summary

La Brasserie, Darlinghurst

Every Sunday, says Jacques Reymond, he smells disaster in his neighbourhood. "It's the smell of burning meat. Australians burn their meat until it's black." He shakes his head in dismay. "To cook meat you need to be gentle." He can't...Show More Summary

Tomahawk steak at Chophouse, Sydney

Some women like to be wooed with flowers, handbags or jewellery, but seriously, who wants glittering trinkets when you can sink your teeth into a premium steak with gusto? Serve me one of these on a plate and I'm definitely calling you...Show More Summary

Badde Manors, Glebe

"Wow, everyone ordered vegetarian," says Mrs Presley, and it's only then she realises that everything on Badde Manors menu is completely meat and seafood-free. It's a commendable feat that this fact slipped unnoticed, the comprehensive menu littered with a range of dishes that all sound tempting and filling. Show More Summary

Yukis at the Quay, Sydney

Today's assorted sashimi - Chef's selection $45 It's quite a romantic stroll along the waterfront at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. The winking city lights, the toot-toot of ferries and there in the distance: the sleepy sails of the...Show More Summary

Stomachs Eleven: Bone marrow, pig's trotters Pierre Koffmann and truffled hens

If you ever have a bone to pick with someone, make sure it's a marrow bone. It was this sight of marrow bone towers that excited me most when I arrived at the home of Mr and Mrs Pig Flyin' for our latest Stomachs Eleven adventure. Appetisers...Show More Summary

Din Tai Fung, Sydney

Half the fun of dining at Din Tai Fung is the chance to watch the dumpling makers in action, clearly visible through the glassed-in kitchen out the front. There's always something to look at - from the man stretching a skipping ropeShow More Summary

The Good Kitchen, Hurstville

The Hong Kong cafe is where cost and efficiency are valued over décor and conversational niceties. Expect your order to be taken within two minutes of being handed the menu and your food to arrive shortly after. For my Eat This! column...Show More Summary

Grasshopper Bar, Sydney

Grasshopper may be completely hidden to the average passerby, but that seems to be half the appeal for the Sydney suits and hipster crowd that spill out the front of this laneway bar each weeknight. There are no signs on the street to...Show More Summary

Naked for Satan, Fitzroy, Melbourne

The world needs more pintxos. These bite-sized snacks aren't common in Australia, but they're found all over bars in northern Spain, usually available at a self-serve counter for patrons and eaten at leisure over a beer. Pintxos means...Show More Summary

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